For those seeking a high-end product with plenty of low serial numbered cards, 2021 Topps Definitive Collection might fit the bill. Slated to arrive in late March, collectors can look forward to boxes where each card is numbered to 50 or less.
A full checklist is available for download below.
2021 Topps Definitive Basics
Each pack holds only eight cards but six will be autograph and/or autograph/relic cards, while the remaining two are low-numbered Relics.
The autographs are on-card or cut, featuring some of the game’s greatest stars from past and present. Boxes (a.k.a. packs) will likely run you over $1,000 when they hit the shelves. Each case contains three boxes, which will yield 18 hits.
Last year’s Topps Definitive was released at a similar price and is currently at $1,200-1,300 on eBay
Definitive Autograph Collection leads off with a checklist that will include a mix of retired players, current stars and rookies. Again, all are numbered to 50 or less with 1/1 Red parallels possible.
Legendary Autograph Collection will feature retired greats with all cards numbered to 25 or less including Purple parallels #’d to 5 and 1/1 Red versions.
Definitive Rookie Autographs will feature signed cards from the 2021 rookie crop with most numbered to 50. Parallels include Green (# to 25) , Purple (# to 10) and the 1/1 Red versions.
Framed Autograph Collection cards carry metal frames around the edge with each numbered to 30 or less including Purple and Red parallels.
Dual Autographs will be a mix of rookies, veterans and former stars, all numbered to 35 or less with Green, Purple and Red parallels.
New this year, Defining Seasons Autographs will be all about specific years in a player’s career while Defining Images will be all about familiar photos. Both will be numbered to 25 or less with Green, Purple and Red parallels.
Cut Signatures return with a checklist of former greats and each a 1/1.
Autographed Relic Cards
Base Autograph Relic Collection cards will be numbered to 50 or less with a mountain of parallels including Green (# to 25); Purple (# to 10), Team Logo (1/1); MLB Silhouetted Batter Logo (1/1); Jersey Brand Logo (1/1); Jersey Button (1/1) and Laundry Tag (1/1).
Autographed Patch Book Collection cards will all be numbered to 5 or less with jumbo patch pieces and on-card autographs of both current and former stars.
Dual Autograph Relic Collection cards will pair some of the game’s notable names with autographs and relic pieces. They’ll be numbered to 35 or less including Purple (# to 10 or less) and 1/1 Red parallels.
Framed Autograph Patches will include autographs and jumbo relics from top rookies and established stars, numbered to 30, 10 (Purple) or 1 (Red).
Definitive Autographed Ultra Patch Collection cards will offer a large jersey number, nameplate or team patch. Collectors can chase the entire patch across multiple, serial-numbered cards.
Protectors at the Plate Autographed Relics will include pieces of catching gear, shin guards, elbow pads and other protective equipment. They’ll have a checklist of big names and be numbered to 5 or less.
Jumbo Relics will have game-used memorabilia pieces of current players. They’ll be numbered to 50 with Blue (# to 30); Green (# to 15); Purple (# to 5) and 1/1 Red parallels.
Protectors at the Plate Relics will be similar to the autographed versions with all cards numbered to 25, 10 (Green); Purple (5) or 1 (Red).
Definitive Helmet Collection uses pieces of authentic batting helmets. They’ll be numbered to 50 or less with these parallels:
– Purple: #/5
– MLB Silhouetted Batter Logo Red: #/1
– Rawlings Authentic Tag Red: #/1
– Rawlings Logo: #/1
– MPH: #/1
Definitive Nameplate Collection will be 1/1 with each card offering a nameplate letter from the back of a jersey.
Definitive Patch Collection will feature jersey patch pieces with more than 75 cards on the checklist and all numbered 1 of 1.
2021 Topps Definitive is set to arrive March 31. Boxes are available on eBay for around $1,750.